Fall 2023 - Week 3
Hello Fall CSA Members!
We hope you all are staying healthy and enjoying the beautiful fall we have this year!
It has been a great start to this season and we hope to continue like this for the next 9 weeks. This week is on the smaller side due to illnesses that spread through the farm making us short staffed. That and all the work that the Festivals entail gave us a slow week! But we have a beautiful CSA for you none-the-less.
We have come to the end of our summer veggies! We hope you all enjoyed the beautiful peppers and tomatoes and squash as much as we have!
Thank you to all of you who volunteered, that joined us, and donated on Sunday for our Harvest Festival! We are gathering and counting up all of the donations, but initial numbers are showing that we raised over $2000 to feed struggling families!
We are so proud to be apart of such a loving, generous and amazing community!
We are in need Bag Packers on Wednesdays 1-5p and weeders throughout the week. Please email us if you would like to volunteer!
The Jewish Experience pick up TIME CHANGE: 2:30-3:30p -please let us know if you cannot make it in that timeframe and we will place your share in a cooler in front of TJE this afternoon.
Farm pick up TIME CHANGE: 10a-1p
We unfortunately had to suspend our Fountain and Elizabeth locations for now due to not enough signups. 😕 However, we would love to revisit these location options in the future!
💡💡💡Bring a Friend and check out our indoor Ahavah Community Market this Fall season! Friday 10AM-1PM at Ahavah Farm (7545 Log Rd, Peyton) during our CSA pick ups!
🌽Items this week is Include: breads, jewelry, APPLES, our beyond organic veggies, eggs, meats and MORE!!!!
🌱🌱🌱We have a spaces for vendors in our Fall INDOOR community Market, so please apply if you would like to join us for the Markets or Festivals! email@example.com.
Did You KNOW?!!
We accept EBT for a CSA share for 50% our regular prices!
If you or someone you know would like a SNAP share, please email Jessie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We still have Fall EBT shares available!
YOU WILL NOT BE PAYING EBT ON THE WEBSITE! Payment will be once a month at your pick up location.
💡💡💡Don't forget that we sell extras every week! Stock up on peppers and tomatoes for the winter!😁
👍We Take SNAP!
Use your EBT card for your extra veggies and receive 50% off.
🌱ALL PRICES ARE SUGGESTIONS AS WE OFFER PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN-AFFORD!
For Payment: Cash or Check at the drops or the balance can be sent via PayPal to email@example.com or Venmo to Ahavah Farm LLC or by credit card or regular debit cards via Square!!!
Ahavah Community Initiative is the most important part of Ahavah Farm!
We are dedicated to providing and getting nourishing foods to the people who need it the most!
The need for healthy and pure food is higher than ever!
Use our QR code or the link below, Bring a Buck to your pick up location, or add Ahavah Community Initiative to your King Sooper's Shopper's Card Rewards. Every little bit will make a big difference to feed Colorado Families. We are short to be able to cover all of our Fall season for donations. So please help if you are able!☺️
Ahavah Community Initiative (ACI) is always fundraising to be able to offer free or subsidized CSA memberships to families in need.
😃 Bring A Buck to your pick-up location and help feed struggling families in our community!
What's in your bags this week?
Week 3: Oct 19th & Oct 20th
This Week's Harvest
As always, nothing is guaranteed. These are the items that are "in season" and are anticipated to be ready this week (which may or may not be available at the CSA).
Small = 4-6 items per week ($25/wk)
Medium = 7-9 items per week ($35/wk)
Large = 10-12 items per week ($45/wk)
Lettuce - Beautiful lettuce! We have gorgeous head lettuce and lettuce mixes! Great for everything from salads to sandwiches and lettuce wraps!
Garlic! -You will love our potent garlic for all of your soup, grilling and eating needs!
Celeriac Greens- use them in place of celery stalks, as a garnish, pickled in vinegar, in soups/stews, and more. The key is to cut off the stems/leaves immediately before storing.
Beets- You can use cooked beets in salads, to make hummus or to blend into smoothies. They can be diced for slaw, quartered for a grain bowl or mashed to make a dip or spread.
Darkibor Kale- The triple curled, rich green leaves of this top-quality variety are mild, juicy-sweet and tender: a perfect choice for vitamin-rich, garden fresh kale salads, kale “chips”.
Fennel- Fennel has long been used as a flavoring agent, a scent, and an insect repellent, as well as an herbal remedy for poisoning and stomach conditions. It has also been used as a stimulant to promote milk flow in breast-feeding mothers. The leaves can be chopped and used to flavor salads, dressings, marinades and sauces. They tend to have a slightly more citrusy flavor than the base.
Radishes- Radishes are most often served raw, halved and sprinkled with salt, shaved into salads, layered over butter-smeared baguettes, or shredded into slaws. They also can be marinated with olive oil and lemon and mint for a refreshing salad, and they can be pickled with a classic vinegar-sugar-salt mix.
Swiss Chard- Chard is high in many antioxidants and can be steamed or sauteed, and it's great in soups, stews, casseroles, frittatas and quiches. Young leaves can be eaten raw in salads. Chard always has green leaves, but the stalks can be a variety of colors.
Chives- Since chives have a milder flavor, they're perfect to add to soups, dips, mashed or baked potatoes, fish, seafood dishes and omelets. Heat destroys their delicate flavor, so add chives to dishes at the last minute. To maximize their taste, thinly slice, chop or snip with kitchen shears before using.
Scallions- Top off soup, bake them into quick biscuits, tuck them into sandwiches, bake them into loaves of bread, etc. The possibilities are endless!
Turnips & Beautiful Turnip Greens - the turnips were a little small this week, but that just means that they are sweeter! But the greens...those greens are so beautiful and so tasty! Buttery and LOADED with nutrition, we love to sauté these amazing greens and eat them alone with some garlic and onion or add them to eggs or a stew. The flavor isn't just amazing, the calcium bioavailability is beyond any other food on earth😲!
Carrots- The best carrots around! You will be amazed by how much flavor our carrots pack. Many of our members have commented that they cannot go back to store-bought after tasting our pure, beyond organic carrots!
Barley Wheat Grass - Many of our members absolutely love our barley grass and use it religiously. We hope you take the time to learn and enjoy this most amazingly nutritious green! More nutritious than wheat grass and less bitter, barley grass is used mostly for juicing. However, I, Yosef (and many of our team members) love to use it as an energy and nutrition
Dried Herbs - Basil, dill, mint and fennel (our herb room smells like heaven!😇).
Radish Microgreens - Next to the barley grass and the sunshoots, radish microgreens are some of the most nutritiously-dense items we grow on the farm and not only that, but during our annual survey last year, they ranked as the #1 most requested and love item we grow! They have a fantastic bite to them, last considerably long in the refrigerator and are beautiful in appearance.
Pea Shoots - One of the most desired and sought after items we provide are these pea shoots! Quite literally the best you added to any dish or salad. Our favorite way is to add them to stews and soups. A perfect topper too! Here are four fun ways to use Pea Shoots: http://blog.bostonorganics.com/4-fun-ways-to-use-pea-shoots
Broccoli Microgreens - Last week we told you that Radish Microgreens were the #1 most loved item we grow, well, these microgreens weren't on the list then! I have a sneaking suspicion that these microgreens are the real winners!
Sunshoots - Our sunshoots are certainly some of the nicest, most high-quality sunshoots you will ever find (that actually goes for all our microgreens). They are one of the most beloved items we grow as well and a regular staple to our CSA. Here are some ideas to use your sunnies this week: https://www.martinsgardenacf.com/sunflower-shoots-recipes
Living Herbs - We have an abundance of beautiful living herbs for you. Choose from cilantro, oregano, parsley and more. Each plant counts as one serving.